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Where to go to show solidarity for the LGBT victims of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history



Mary Emily O'Hara


Published Jun 12, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 3:18 pm CDT

On Saturday night, Americans all over the nation were out celebrating LGBT pride month at events in various cities.

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This morning, we woke up to the most horrible thing imaginable: the worst mass shooting in U.S. history had taken place at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, taking the lives of at least 50 victims and injuring dozens.

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As the nation reels from the latest in a seemingly never-ending series of horrific mass killings, the LGBT community is stunned by the realization that we are still targets despite recent civic and legal gains. Many are looking for a place to gather, mourn, and speak out.

The following list of vigils, rallies, and other events was compiled using social media, news reports, and the new website #WeAreOrlando (which has an up-to-date, comprehensive list that you can follow in the days to come). Please keep in mind that some of this information may change.


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  • Jacksonville Sunday 6/12 at 7pm at Memorial Park Association
  • Broward County Sunday 6/12 at 5pm at Wilton Manor Pride Center
  • Tallahassee Sunday 6/12 at 7:30pm at Lake Ella Park
  • Miami Sunday 6/12 at 7pm at SoundScape Park, located at 500 17 Street
  • Orlando Sunday 6/12 at 7pm multiple vigils planned throughout the metro
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New York:

  • Manhattan Sunday 6/12 at 7pm at Judson Memorial Church
  • Manhattan Sunday 6/12 at 8pm at Union Square Park
  • Manhattan Sunday 6/12 at 6pm at Stonewall Inn
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North Carolina:

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South Carolina:

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Update 11:17am CT, June 13: Now includes WeAreOrlando information for upcoming events. 

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*First Published: Jun 12, 2016, 11:40 am CDT